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With some serious hype surrounding this year’s event, the fashion world was fixated—perhaps more than ever—on last night’s red carpet for the Met Gala 2015. Per usual, the entrances were grand and the ensembles extravagant—case in point, Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M and Phillip Treacy and Rihanna in Guo Pei, to name just a few. Here, Martine Alphonse shares her top picks for this year’s best dressed.

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Who Wore It Best? Ashley Greene Vs. Hailee Steinfield In This Ella Moss Maxi



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Who Wore It Best? Iman Vs. Jessica Biel In Dolce & Gabbana Dress



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Who Wore It Best? Lala Vs. Tracee Ellis Ross In Isa Arfen black and blue crop top and high waisted skirt?


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Nicki Minaj Launches Pink Beats By Dre Speaker



Beats by Dr. Dre recently partnered with recording artist Nicki Minaj to create the newest addition to its popular Pill Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Simply named “Pink Pill”, the special pink edition accurately reflects Minaji’s ever colorful personality, to which the American Idol judge said “I am so excited about this product. It’s something I actually use. It’s a little tiny speaker that I can travel with yet the sound is incredibly loud and rich.” Retails for $199 USD, the Nicki Minaj x Beats by Dr. Dre – Pink Pill Wireless Speaker will be available exclusively at AT&T retail stores nationwide starting tomorrow. For her fans, Minaj added “I knew the barbz would not only love it, but that they’d want it in pink! So, here ya go barbz!!!! My PINK PILL!”

Release Date: April 5th, 2013 (Today!)

Above, go on set of her commercial with her and comedian Deray Davis.

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XXL Release Their 2013 Freshman List


I’d love to hear your feedback on this year’s list.

  1. Schoolboy Q
  2. Trinidad Jame$
  3. Joey Bada$$
  4. Ab-Soul
  5. Logic
  6. Action Bronson
  7. Kirko Bangz
  8. Travi$ Scott
  9. Dizzy Wright
  10. Angel Haze
  11. Chief Keef

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Forbes: The Top 5 Richest in Hip Hop


As always it’s the usual suspects when it comes to who’s really making money in this here thing we call Hip Hop. The list has not changed much since last year, 50 Cent is still holding down the number 5 spot. Jay-Z is at number 2 for the second year in a row and of course Diddy is above the completion crossing that half billion dollar mark.

  1. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($580 million)
  2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ($475 million)
  3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young ($350 million)
  4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams ($150 million)
  5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson ($125 million)



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Beyoncé for Pepsi “Mirrors” – Official 2013 video

Watch Beyoncé’s new promo video for Pepsi as she Lives For Now. Get Pepsi news and update on Beyoncé at

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White Model Poses in ‘African Queen’ Editorial

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The fashion world has been known to push the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable and without a doubt,stir controversy.

In the March 2013 issue of Numéro magazine, 16-year-old white model Ondria Hardin appears drenched in a very deep bronze for a fashion spread called “African Queen,” reports

Hello! This would have been the perfect opportunity to hire a black model, as there are fewer job opportunities for non-white models. Eighty-two percent of the models at New York Fashion Week this season were white, cites Jezebel.

This is not the first incident a magazine has caused a cultural stir.

In 2009, Vogue was accused of racism for using photos of white model, Lara Stone, with her face and body darkened in brown make-up.

Do you think it’s okay to use a white teen model in an “African Queen” spread?